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Price Per Person

USD 850
Country: Zimbabwe
City: Masvingo
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

 

The Great Zimbabwe ruins (UNESCO) are impressive, built over hundreds of years between the 11th and 14th centuries. The site is massive, covering almost 1800 acres, and includes some incredible architectural details in the staircases, interlocking walls, granite boulders and mortar-less walls. The site also includes a small museum with houses, artefacts, displays of building techniques and a history of the site. The modern state takes its present name, Zimbabwe, from this national monument. The beautiful setting also has resident impala and eland.  Great Zimbabwe, as the ruins are known, is the largest complex of its kind in sub-Sahara Africa, and was built 700 years ago by the ancestors of the Shona.

Trip Highlights

The Huge Enclosure at Zimbabwe Ruins –  is one of the great sights of Africa – an aging monument to what was once a booming city of 40 000 people.


Standard Itinerary

Day 1:  Drive to Masvingo  

 Meet in the foyer of your hotel after breakfast  and you depart for the greatest medieval city in sub-Saharan Africa.  Arrive in time for lunch. Check into a hotel/ lodge of your choice.  Afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.  Take our time to explore both the ruins in the valley and the so-called acropolis on the hill, and marvel at the skill of those ancient architects and stone masons. According to historians, it was a sophisticated complex of buildings that could have housed over 40 000 people at its peak. ‘Archaeological findings have shown that it was a religious and temporal capital of great significance. The tour will be presented by local experts.

Overnight: Standard hotel/ Lodge, Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 2 : Tour Ends  

Morning tour to a local village, followed by a sightseeing tour of the Mutirikwi dam wall.   Afternoon return to Harare by road where the tour ends.


 

  • Price includes:  Accommodation, including breakfast, return road tour to Great Zimbabwe, entrance fees, activities as included and the services of a qualified guide.

 

  • Price excludes:  Gratuities, laundry, beverages nor expenses of a purely personal nature.
 

 

 

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